Iran to Expand Ties With Oman

May 22, 2002
TEHRAN Energy Minister Habibollah Bitaraf said in Muscat on Tuesday that Iran is ready to expand cooperation with Oman in the oil, power and urban sewage disposal sectors.

Bitaraf told Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahad bin Mahmoud al-Saeed that Iranian experts and companies have the capacity to construct a power plant.

He said Iranian experts and technicians have offered considerable portion of the power plant equipment and are providing Oman with their necessary equipment and power.

He added that Iran is to set up a regional urban water management center in Tehran in cooperation with UNESCO.

Al-Saeed hailed Iran as the pioneer in digging qanats (subterranean streams).